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PADI Tec Diver
PADI Tec 40 / PADI Tec 45 / PADI Tec 50
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Dive Into Technical Diving!

We at Diver Dan's look forward to helping you take the first steps towards Technical Diving!

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What is a Technical Diver?

The PADI Tec Deep Diver courses takes you past recreational diving limits and immerses you in the world of technical diving.   This program is split into three parts: Tec 40 Diver, Tec 45 Diver and Tec 50 Diver.

PADI Tec 40 Diver

The Tec 40 Diver training allows you to:

  • Use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 meters/130 feet.
     
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

PADI Tec 45 Diver

The Tec 45 Diver training allows you to:

  • The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 meters/145 feet
  • The knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.
  • There would be no time limit to amount of decompression
  • Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
  • Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

PADI Tec 50 Diver

The Tec 50 Diver training allows you to:

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 meters/165 feet
  • Use Enriched Air - Nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression
  • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives
  • Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently

What do I need to start?

In order to take the PADI Tec 40 Diver Course you must first have the following Prerequisites:
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).
  • PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver (or equivalent).
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives of which 10 must be Enriched Air (Nitrox) dives deeper than 60 feet.
  • Have a PADI Medical Statement signed by a physician

In order to take the PADI Tec 45 Diver Course you must first have the following Prerequisites:

  • PADI Tec 40 Diver.
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives of which 12 must be Enriched Air (Nitrox) dives deeper than 18 meters/60 feet.
  • Have 6 dives deeper than 30 meters/100 feet.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a PADI Medical Statement signed by a physician

In order to take the PADI Tec 50 Diver Course you must first have the following Prerequisites:

  • PADI Tec 45 Diver.
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives of which 20 must be Enriched Air (Nitrox).
  • Have 25 dives deeper than 18 meters/60 feet.
  • Have 20 dives deeper than 30 meters/100 feet.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a PADI Medical Statement signed by a physician

What else will I learn?

Your buoyancy and awareness will increase dramatically as you learn to multi-task underwater.  You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

How much is it going to cost me?

The fees are broken down in order to provide many training options to our clients. The breakdown is as follows (prices listed are per person):

PADI Tec 40 Diver: Private (Only 1 Person)

$25.00 Store Classroom / Pool Fee
$600.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

PADI Tec 40 Diver: Group (2 or more People)

$25.00 Store Classroom / Pool Fee
$550.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

PADI Tec 45 Diver: Private (Only 1 Person)

$25.00 Store Classroom / Pool Fee
$650.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

PADI Tec 45 Diver: Group (2 or more People)

$25.00 Store Classroom / Pool Fee
$600.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

PADI Tec 50 Diver: Private (Only 1 Person)

$25.00 Store Classroom / Pool Fee
$650.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

PADI Tec 50 Diver: Group (2 or more People)

$25.00 Store Classroom / Pool Fee
$600.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

When you sign-up for the class the Store Class/Pool Fee will be collected.  Class size is limited, so early registration is recommended!

Are there additional boat fees?

These deep dives require exclusive boat charters, therefore there will be boat fees.  The boat dives will be arranged by your Instructor, and fees will vary due to class size.
 

What is the class schedule?

The PADI Tec 40 Diver program is a one-week program consisting of two classroom sessions, one pool session, and four ocean dives over one weekend.

The PADI Tec 45 Diver program is a one-week program consisting of two classroom sessions, and four ocean dives over one weekend.

The PADI Tec 50 Diver program is a one-week program consisting of two classroom sessions, and four ocean dives over one weekend.

What will I need to Buy?

You will need to purchase the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which includes student manual, planning slate and checklist slate.

Medical Concerns or Questions?

If you are currently under the care of a Medical Doctor, or have a pre-existing medical condition that requires permission from a Physician, you will need to have a signed Medical Release form from your doctor before you can participate in any in-water activities.

To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download the PADI Medical Release Form here.


Having trouble finding a Medical Doctor (MD) who is familiar with Scuba Diving and Dive Medicine?
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Class Schedules

PADI Tec 40 Diver
2014 Course Schedule

Course Orientation Date Times Instructor
PADI Tec 40 January 14 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 40 April 8 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 40 July 1 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 40 September 23 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller

PADI Tec 45 Diver
2014 Course Schedule

Course Orientation Date Times Instructor
PADI Tec 45 January 28 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 45 April 1 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 45 July 8 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 45 September 30 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller

PADI Tec 50 Diver
2014 Course Schedule

Course Orientation Date Times Instructor
PADI Tec 50 May 13 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Tec 50 September 2 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller

PADI Trimix Diver
2014 Course Schedule

Course Orientation Date Times Instructor
PADI Trimix March 5 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller
PADI Trimix August 5 7pm - 10pm Paul Miller

* Additional Courses/Start Dates are Available Upon Request *